Monday, June 7, 2021. 8:14 PM
NEW YORK – The Philadelphia 76ers and team president of basketball operations Daryl Morey have both been fined US $ 75,000 over a tweet about Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry.
Morey and the 76ers were fined for breaking the NBA anti-raiding rule. The league made the announcement on Monday.
On Thursday, Morey wrote “join them” on Twitter with a screenshot of a social media post in which Stephen Curry praised his brother, Seth, who had scored 30 points for the 76ers in a playoff victory over the Washington Wizards.
Morey responded to his tweet by clarifying that he just meant “everyone was excited” that Seth Curry was in the lineup for the 76ers.
This isn’t the first time Morey’s Twitter account has put him in hot water with the NBA.
In 2019, Morey posted a tweet in which he supported pro-democracy Protestants in Hong Kong, which sparked a strong backlash in China, where the NBA has a large fan base and financial interests. At the time, Morey was the general manager of the Houston Rockets.